Geology and Geophysics
Louisiana State University
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Pet Rock Project: A Semester-long Exercise for Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
The pet rock project is a semester-long project in which each student randomly selects an igneous or metamorphic rock from the instructor or brings in a rock from an appropriate locality, and follows all of the ...
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Beartooth Highway Field Trip and Activities part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Darrell Henry, Louisiana State University Dave Mogk, Montana State University Intended Audience: This field trip and related exercises was used for a Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century workshop, but may be ...
What can zircons tell us about the Early Earth? part of Early Earth:Activities
This image shows an array of Jack Hill zircons arranged on a piece of tape prior to casting in epoxy. Details Students create U-Pb concordia plots in Excel to experience the methods used to date the worlds oldest ...
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology part of Course Design:Goals Database
This is a junior-level igneous and metamorphic petrology course that is meant to give students practical and theoretical backgrounds for identifying, classifying and interpreting igneous and metamorphic rocks, ...
Assessment of Academic Programs: Some Observations part of Building Strong Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Darrell Henry, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University My perspective on assessment of geology programs has shifted to a more institutional view over the last few years. LSU, like many ...
Conference Presentation (1)
The Pet Rock Project, a course-embedded research project in undergraduate geoscience education: introduction to research, development of communication skills and means of programmatic assessment part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
The Pet Rock Project, a course-embedded research project, in the junior-level Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology course at LSU has been a successful vehicle to provide all undergraduate geology students with a ...
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Wavelength-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (WDS) part of Nanotechnology in STEM:Methods
Darrell Henry, Louisiana State University John Goodge, University of Minnesota-Duluth When an electron beam of sufficient energy interacts with a sample target it generates X-rays, as well as derivative electrons ...